I'm sure someone will determine the date soon. "The $64,000 Question" was one of a handful of rigged game shows, so I presume this spin-off series was rigged too. But it does feature Gloria Lockerman, which gives it some historical interest. Topics: Classic TV, Game Show, 1950s, 50s, Fifties
An episode of a game show which aired 1956–1957, which was hosted by Bert Parks. Complete with the original commercials for General Mills products. Personally, and this is just my opinion, I consider this program to be quite unpleasant. Topics: Classic TV, Bad, Game show, Giant Step
An episode of the short-lived US game show "Camouflage". Format isn't very strong. Johnny Gilbert is substitute guest host of this episode. Complete with the original commercials (note that, as this is a daytime series, it features more advertising than a prime-time series of the era). Topics: Classic TV, Television, Camouflage, Game show, 1960s, 1962
Most 1950s game shows weren't rigged. This one was rigged, though. A silly, over-the-top show. Contains original 1950s commercials. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, Bad television, Rigged, Controversial
From circa 1958, a show called "Chopsticks" from circa 1958. Not sure if this is an unsold pilot, or a locally-aired (non-network) series. Children's game show. Special guest is June Christy. Contestants include Billy Preston (is it *the*?) favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: 1950s, 50s, Fifties, June Christy, Game Show, Classic TV, Television
A 1968 episode of game show "Dream House". Complete with original commercials (since this is a daytime show, it features more ads than a prime-time show, but the ads are rather fun). Most episodes of this series are presumed lost, and oddly enough the 1980s revival is also largely lost. This show was controversial as many of the homes won in the show were not built. Still, an enjoyable bit of fluff. I think the copyright notice is invalid...am I correct? favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1960s, Daytime television, Game show
A video I put together featuring the opening titles for 20 different American game shows of the 1950s. Unfortunately, I was unable to get copies of 50s game shows from other countries. Most of the shows featured in this video were legit, a few of them weren't. Most of these aired live, so expect the occasional technical fault. The episodes excerpted in this video can be viewed in their entirety on the Internet Archive..look them up. Topics: Classic TV, Game Show, Game Shows, 1950s, Television
An episode of the popular game show "People Are Funny". Hosted by Art Linkletter. In this episode, there are two people with an unlikely job, and one who is an imposter. A woman must guess which is which. (this series runs a bit shorter than the typical TV show of 1959) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, People are Funny, Art Linkletter
A questionable episode of "Dollar a Second", a very strange 1950s game show. This episode is guest-hosted by Dagmar. Not sure of the date, but old newspaper listings suggest 28 January 1955 was the date. Complete with the original commercials for Mogen David wine. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Dollar a Second, 1950s, Game show, Dagmar
An episode of the NBC game show "Concentration" from 2 October 1967(thanks for correct date given in review). I presume this is public domain, as it seems to lack a copyright notice. A interesting game show. (B&W kinescope of color telecast) favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Game Show, Game Shows
"You Bet Your Life" episode from May 13, 1954, secret word "House". Starring Groucho Marx. One of the contestant to play 'You bet your life' is Laura LaPlante, movie star of the silent film era. With original commercials. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, 1950's, Game Show, Quiz, NBC, De Soto, Plymouth, Groucho Marx, 1954
An episode of the infamous rigged 1950s game show "The $64,000 Question". When the scandal broke that several very popular quiz shows were "fixed", the ratings of several non-rigged quiz shows (such as "You Bet Your Life" and others) declined as well. This episode is complete with commercials for Revlon Lipstick. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Unfabulous, Game Show, Game Shows, Game Show Scandal,...
A 1967-1968 daytime game show called "The Baby Game". A very silly, inane show. To be honest, I've seen far better daytime game shows from that era. I uploaded this to YouTube ("MattTheSaiyan"), and now I upload it to IA. If you upload this to YouTube (why?), please note that it aired in a 25-minute time-slot, followed by a 5-minute short program. I believe this is public domain as it lacks a copyright notice. Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, Daytime television, Inane, Silly
An episode of NBC's popular game show "Concentration". Complete with original commercials. Since this is a daytime show, it features more ads than a prime-time show of the period. Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, 1960s, Daytime television, 1963
Game show in which a panel of youngsters answer questions sent in by the viewers.The viewers letter which is chosen to be used on air receives a 50 dollar govt. bond and a years supply of scotch tape. The first topic is quite interesting, it concerns an 8 year old boy who doesn't want to wear a kilt because his friends will think he is a sissy. Host of the show is Jack Barry. A young lady known as the Scotch girl keeps us informed about scotch tape. The show ran from 1947 till 1954. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: chidren, game show, classic television, jack barry, scotch girl, comedy
An episode of the ABC game show "Stop the Music" from 1955. Among the contestants include a sailer (and his buddies) and a fireman. Format has some simularities to "Name that Tune", which debuted later ("Stop the Music" first came to TV in 1949). Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game Show, Game Shows
This had been uploaded before, but with lower picture quality. In this 1958 episode of "People are Funny", two families compete to win a Rolls Royce by remembering details of a skit they saw. Topics: Classic TV, Television, People are Funny, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game Show, Game Shows, Art Linkletter
Another misc episode of the 50's game show "Do You Trust Your Wife", featuring Edgar Bergen. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's, 50s, 1950's, 1950s, Fifties, Game Show, Game shows, Quiz
A 1975 unsold pilot called "We've Got Your Number", hosted by Jack Barry. This is a proposed game show, and isn't that bad at all. The copyright notice I believe is invalid as it doesn't have the copyright symbol nor the word "copyright". As to whether it is a published work or not, I don't know, perhaps it was shown to potential networks/syndicators and that makes it a published work? I don't know. Topics: Classic TV, Television, Unsold Pilot, Failed Pilot, Jack Barry, 1970s, Game show, Unsold TV Pilot
An unusual game show hosted by Bill Cullen, in which contestants are shown a clip from a film, and are asked questions about the contents. There are two problems: my copy has poor picture, and second, although this show is public domain, the films excerpted are still copyrighted. The contestant interviews seem to have been rehearsed, though the gameplay is legitimate. An unusual show, and certainly a bit more ambitious than some others of the period. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, Bill Cullen, 1950s, 1954
An episode of "Beat the Clock", a popular game show. Think about it: This aired over 60 years ago. This copy contains original commercials and network ID. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game Show, Early Television
An episode of the classic television comedy game show "Do You Trust Your Wife", with host Edgar Bergen. Contains the original commercials for L&M cigarettes and Frigidaire. I hope the upload turned out OK.... Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game show, Do You Trust Your Wife, Edgar Bergen, Comedy
A complete 1957 episode of the unusual 1950s game show "People Are Funny". In this episode, a contestant who has been sent around the world for 4 weeks looking for pieces of a United Artists contract finally returns, while a teenage girl must keep a complete stranger on the phone for 3 minutes to win a prize. Will she do it? With live TV, you just never know! Complete with commercials and that ever-important network ID. Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game Show, Art Linkletter, Popular, Telephone
An episode of "Truth or Consequences", a long-running and popular game show. Jack Bailey hosts this episode, which contains the original *live* advertising for Old Gold filtered cigarettes. (date corrected per review) ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game show, Early Television, Jack Bailey, Truth or...
A daytime episode of the NBC game show "The Price is Right" from 1957. Also includes original commercials and promos (one of the promos was used to get a date for this episode, I hope it is correct). Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game Show, Game Shows, The Price is Right
An episode of "What's My Line" from 1953, featuring Eleanor Roosevelt as the mystery guest (her voice was considered so recognisable that John Daly answers the questions for her). A very popular game show. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, What's My Line, Panel Show, Game Show, Eleanor...
An episode of long-running game show "Stump the Stars" (aka "Pantomime Quiz"), originally broadcast 26 August 1963. Fabian and Julie London are the guests, along with regulars Sebastian Cabot, Beverly Garland, Stubby Kaye, Ruta Lee, Richard Long, and Ross Martin. Complete with original commercials for the Chex cereals... Topics: Classic TV, Television, Stump the Stars, 1960s, Fabian, Julie London, Game show, 1963
A game show similar to "The $64,000 Question". Hosted by Mike Wallace, and has Errol Flynn as celebrity guest. Personally, I find this show to be terrible, but maybe the rest of the world disagrees with me. This copy is complete with the original commercials. I got the date via a search of newspapers, though modern sources give a different date. For example, the 6 February 1957 edition of Kingston Daily Freeman reported on the outcome of this episode. Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1957, 1950s, Game show, Mike Wallace, Errol Flynn
Having been on radio and TV for years, this is the first daytime television episode of "Truth or Consequences", with Bob Barker as host. A great deal of the episode is taken up by Ralph Edwards introducing new host Bob Barker. It takes some time for the actual gameplay to start, so this isn't a representative episode. Still, it may still be of interest. What is the archival status of this series? I would estimate that less than 10% of 1950s network daytime television programming still... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Truth or Consequences, 1950s, 1956, Game show, Ralph Edwards, Bob Barker,...
This has been uploaded before, but hopefully this upload has better picture quality....if it doesn't, I promise to delete it. A 1950s panel show featuring young kids answering questions and problems sent in to the show. Yes, this is the infamous episode where a child reveals she has been given the questions in advance. There are perhaps 3 or so other surviving episodes...I'd love to see them. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game Show, Panel Show, NBC, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Popular
An episode of "G.E. College Bowl", featuring intelligent students answering tough questions. Hosted by Allen Ludden. This was among the first "hard quiz" programs to emerge after the infamous "quiz show scandals" nearly killed the genre. The series proved to be a success. This episode is sponsored by General Electric, with a total of four commercials for them, plus their logo is displayed on the set.... Picture quality is not up to my usual standards. Topics: Classic TV, Television, General Electric, Game show, Quiz show, 1959, 1950s, Allen Ludden
An episode of "About Faces", an early 1960s game show. Tom Kennedy hosts this episode. Format is includes some aspects of 1950s series "Place the Face". Margaret O'Brien is the celebrity guest. While this episode is probably public domain, please note that it includes brief footage from two still-copyrighted series. Also, please note that, as this is a daytime series, it featured more advertising than a prime-time series of the same era, and also note that the final... Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1960s, Game show, About Faces, Early 1960s, Saint Patrick's Day, Margaret...
An episode of the long-running early television series "Pantomime Quiz", a simple game show. Possibly aired 2 April 1951. Celebrities are: Jean Wallace, Dorothy Patrick, Greg McClure, Frank DeVol, Vincent Price, Hans Conried, Adele Jergens, and Jackie Coogan. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Early Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game show, Pantomime Quiz
An episode of the early television game show "Pantomime Quiz Time". Celebrities in this episode are: Hans Conried, Frank DeVol, Vincent Price, Howard Da Silva, Walter Brennan, Adele Jergens, Marilyn Maxwell, Ella Raines. This episode presumably aired before the series had a sponsor. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, Early Television, Pantomime Quiz, 1950s, 50s, Fifties
An episode of "It's Academic", a game show with high school students. This is the New York City version hosted by Art James (who is not at his best). This is the fourth episode, shot on beautiful black-and-white video tape. No copyright notice, so I expect it is public domain, but I might be mistaken on that. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, New York City, Art James, Local television, Game show, 1960s, 1963
First episode of a series which aired for 20 episodes. Pretty much a talk show disguised as a game show. Groucho Marx is the star. Note: Two of the media players on my computer won't play this file, one of them does, and my Blu-ray/DVD player correctly played it off a USB stick. So I have no idea how the streaming version is gonna turn out. (thanks for letting me know the streaming version works) favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Groucho Marx, Talk show, Game show, 1962, 1960s
T.V. game show hosted by Stubby Kaye and featuring Kenny the Cop. Allan Sherman is seen in one of the commercials promoting a new board game based on his hit comedy song " Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah ". favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Stubby Kaye, game show, kids show, classic tv, 1964, Kenny the Cop
Hugely popular and long-running CBS game show which seems to lack a copyright notice. Panel in this episode: Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, William Shatner, and Kitty Carlisle. Mystery guest is Jack Lemmon. John Daly is host as usual. Contains some of the original commercials, but the first commercial freezes and then skips. Topics: 1960s, Game show, Panel show, Panel game, Classic TV, Television, What's My Line, 1965
An episode of the 1962 revival of "The Big Payoff". Episode is slightly incomplete (a section near the beginning is missing), and as a daytime syndicated series it runs shorter than a prime-time series of the era. In this show, there are game show segments, fashion shows, and a song. Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1960s, Fashion, Game show, The Big Payoff, Syndicated television
Probably 1968? This is an episode of a silly 1960s game show where female contestants try to find the man of their dreams by asking three men a series of questions. Mindless fluff, but at least it is better than "Blind Date". As an added bonus there is the original commercials, one of which features Betty White! Am I correct in thinking this doesn't have a copyright notice? On the other hand, one of the commercials features one. Huh? This show isn't bad for what it is. Unfortunately... Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, 1960s, The Dating Game, Silly, Comedy
Unaired pilot called "Nothing but the Truth", which was the pilot for long-running game show "To Tell the Truth". Mike Wallace is the host. Not sure whether this is public domain. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, To Tell the Truth, Game show, 1950s, 1956